Mabini Dialogue: Canada and the Indo-Pacific

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is pleased to invite you and your staff to the Mabini Dialogue on “Canada and the Indo-Pacific” to be held on Thursday, 13 May 2021, 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. (Manila Time) via Google Meet. This event is being organized in partnership with the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa. This Mabini Dialogue will discuss the Indo-Pacific initiative vis-a vis the interests of Canada continue reading : Mabini Dialogue: Canada and the Indo-Pacific

Women in Diplomacy Featured in EU Delegation and Foreign Service Institute Webinar

More and more women today are at the helm of diplomacy and achieving success in the field. They are the field’s frontliners in closing the gender gap while also moving closer toward gender equality. The Philippines, for instance, is a remarkable example of gender equal status in Asia with its 90 past and present women continue reading : Women in Diplomacy Featured in EU Delegation and Foreign Service Institute Webinar

Webinar: Women in Diplomacy

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Foreign Service Institute, in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, will host the Women in Diplomacy Webinar on 22 March, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT+8), via Zoom. The webinar will feature diplomats from the Philippines and the EU to discuss the state of continue reading : Webinar: Women in Diplomacy

Pacific Forum: Coast Guard Cooperation & Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

In collaboration with the Foreign Service Institute, and with the support of the US Embassy in the Philippines, the Pacific Forum would like to invite you to join a Webinar event, the first part of the United States – Philippines Indo-Pacific Conversation Series, entitled “Coast Guard Cooperation & Maritime Security in Southeast Asia.”  The webinar will be held on 25 March, 9:00 continue reading : Pacific Forum: Coast Guard Cooperation & Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

Is There Convergence on the South China Sea Arbitration Award?Legal Experts Weigh In

There is a certain level of convergence of views among claimant and user states on the final Award in the South China Sea Arbitration, legal experts within and outside the region acknowledged during the online Mangrove Forum organized by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) on 21 January 2021. The Award, issued on 12 July 2016, continue reading : Is There Convergence on the South China Sea Arbitration Award?Legal Experts Weigh In

Scholars Discuss Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Trajectory Under Prime Minister Suga

“Prime Minister Suga’s official statements broadly indicate the administration’s priorities in domestic and foreign policies…There is also a need to realign the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) closer to the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) in order for the FOIP framework to be seen less as a tool of encirclement of China or as continue reading : Scholars Discuss Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Trajectory Under Prime Minister Suga

UN Peace Awardee Amina Rasul Highlights Bangsamoro Women Peacebuilders

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) held “Women Peacemakers: The Wonder Women in Bangsamoro Mindanao” on 20 October 2020, the Institute’s first virtual Mabini Dialogue. Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernardo, President of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID), was the guest speaker.   Ms. Rasul gave a brief presentation on the vital role of women in continue reading : UN Peace Awardee Amina Rasul Highlights Bangsamoro Women Peacebuilders

NACT Working Group Meeting: Experts Discuss Digital Economy in the “New Normal

“In a contactless world, most interactions with customers and employees must take place virtually… Operating digitally is the only way to stay in business (amid) mandated shutdowns and restricted activity,” remarked Professor Gao Fei, Vice President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), at the Network of ASEAN-China Think Tanks (NACT) Working Group Meeting on 12 October 2020. continue reading : NACT Working Group Meeting: Experts Discuss Digital Economy in the “New Normal